Watch the video below to see a triple-threat of terrifying armed drug store robbers who vaulted the pharmacy counter at the Safeway on E. Madison St. in Seattle’s Central District one week ago tonight. One of them was carrying handgun in his left hand that resembles an Uzi.
They demanded Promethazine with Codeine — the drug used to make a drink called ‘Sizzurp’. The suspects got angry when the pharmacy workers told them they didn’t have any. They stole Hydrocodone and Oxycodone instead — forcing the pharmacist at gunpoint to open a cabinet so they could fill a pillow case with the drugs. They vaulted back over the counter and fled in an unknown vehicle.
Detectives say about an hour earlier and six miles south — the same three suspects hit the Othello Station Pharmacy in Rainier Valley. “There’s a customer sitting in the lobby area when it gets robbed and they just pay no attention to it all. Could have been anybody, I mean, they’re there to do their job, to take the drugs and get out. You’ll watch where one suspect actually stands on the counter, kind of in an intimidating fashion,” said Ret. Det. Myrle Carner with Crime Stoppers of Puget Sound. “They’re described as fairly young-looking. Obviously, they’re very athletic, because in both the cases they vaulted over the counter. Three suspects. They seem very well-organized.”
Detectives say the suspects are black, teenage males. They were wearing surgical masks and gloves. “People like this like to talk, you know, they’re young, they like to brag. And, remember, you can be anonymous. You don’t have to be afraid of these guys. Just give us the information, so we can do our job and get these guys in custody,” said Ret. Det. Carner.
If you know their names or have any information on their location, submit an anonymous tip to Crime Stoppers of Puget Sound for a cash reward of up to $1,000. You can submit the tip through the P3 Tips App that you can download to your cell phone for free, go to http://www.P3Tips.com or call 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).